India.Arie is not ending this year on a good note. She has been out of the limelight for a couple of years now and it seems her former manager is taking the I am Not My Hair singer’s floppy career personally. Noreen Nalli is seeking retribution for what she considers gross negligence on Arie’s part. Nalli claims the singer not only owes her money, but also deliberately ruined her career by refusing to consider potential opportunities, canceling shows and skipping appearances at scheduled gigs. Evidently this ardent show of irresponsibility prompted the lawsuit and it probably didn’t help that Nalli was unexpectedly dismissed for no valid reason.

Arie is not taking these claims lightly, she adamantly refutes the allegations and insists that not only is her former manager all paid up, she actually overpaid her, so of course she is countersuing.

This could get really ugly especially since both sides could potentially have good arguing points. We have to admit that it has been awhile since we have seen India.Arie work out those lungs.

Either way we hope the matter will be resolved in a manner that is satisfactory for both parties involved. And apparently Arie echoed the same sentiment through her rep, “She remains hopeful that the matter will be resolved amicably”.

Maybe this is a good time to drop a new album to silence all the haters!

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